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Product NameB-17g Flying Fortress - Walk Around No. 67
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:0.4 inches / Length:10.8 inches / Width:8.1 inches
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AuthorDavid Doyle
Page Count88
BindingPaperback
Published08/23/2011
Long DescriptionThe B-17 Flying Fortress is arguably the most famous US bomber of World War II, and perhaps all time. The vast majority of these aircraft were the G-model, accounting for 8,680 of the 12,730 Flying Fortresses built. Not surprisingly, with more than eight thousand examples being produced by three manufacturers, a number of changes were introduced in the course of the production run. This new addition to Squadron s Walk Around series takes the reader over, under, and through the B-17G, illustrating the subtle - and not so subtle - changes in gun mounts, turrets, crew positions, and other details. Ten aircraft were photographed in order to create this comprehensive look at the famed Flying Fortress - through more than 300 photos with detailed captions. 88 pages.
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